The XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok 2004, will focus on how to advance access to science, prevention, treatment and resources for all people around the world. "Access for All," the theme of the Conference, is particularly important in this global epidemic, which affects developing and developed countries. With an estimated 15,000 delegates from 160 countries expected to attend the Conference, which will take place in Bangkok from 11-16 July 2004, it is geared up to be the largest ever AIDS meeting. www.YOUTHandHIV.org/bangkok
Zimbabwe AIDS orphans struggle to get back to school
HARARE, Zimbabwe 8 July 2004—Almost a million children in Zimbabwe have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Faced with extreme poverty and forced to look after themselves, it’s little wonder many have dropped out of school.
HIV/AIDS epidemic set to rival Africa
UNICEF has been warning of an AIDS crisis in India and other parts of Asia for a number of years. A report released yesterday by the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has confirmed these warnings.
Paradise lost in Mozambique as children grow up alone and vulnerable
XAI XAI, Mozambique, 1 June 2004 – The Langa sisters spend their afternoons studying in the shade. Today the birds are singing and the sun is still shining as the afternoon slips into evening.
Laurence Fishburne reaches out to children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA, 21 June 2004 – There are many sides to South Africa. On the one hand, there is South Africa’s superb infrastructure, beautiful scenery and democratic, multi-cultural society.
UNICEF formally appointed Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet who appears regularly on the South African co-production of Sesame Street called Takalani Sesame, as a global “Champion for Children.”
Children on the Brink 2004
Frida is an orphan living at the Anglican Children's Project, Lusaka, Zambia. The Anglican Children's Project is supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This is her story in her own words…